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by No_Mind
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism for the beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Buddhism for the beginners

Here is link to Bhikkhu_Bodhi-Comprehensive_Manual_of_Abhidhamma.pdf https://www.saraniya.com/books/meditation/Bhikkhu_Bodhi-Comprehensive_Manual_of_Abhidhamma.pdf See page 25, Guide to § 2 Read it. Very surprising. I had not read a word of the Abhidhamma before and the stale argument Hinduism vs. ...
by No_Mind
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism for the beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Buddhism for the beginners

In short, the Buddha taught us that we live in a mist of illusion. The world around us and ourselves are not what we think we are. As a result of this confusion we are stuck in, we feel unhappy, and sometimes we become destructive. The only way to free oneself from these illusions is to see for one...
by No_Mind
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism for the beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Buddhism for the beginners

In short, the Buddha taught us that we live in a mist of illusion. The world around us and ourselves are not what we think we are. As a result of this confusion we are stuck in, we feel unhappy, and sometimes we become destructive. The only way to free oneself from these illusions is to see for one...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: who is the god of israel
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: who is the god of israel

Who is the god of Israel? YHWH of course. Anglicized to Jehovah. Some historians have theorized that the biblical Jews were not really that monotheistic. They believed that Jehovah was their god, the god of Israel and that other nations had their own gods, not Jehovah. As time went on and the Jews ...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens when supernormal powers misused?
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: what happens when supernormal powers misused?

If non-anagami/ non arhant gains by jhana supernormal powers, for entertainment if he/she use it to teleport to some countries or reads their failed crush mind or see her bathing using remote vision, will he go to hell or lose his jhana and powers or it is just another sensual entertainment with no...
by No_Mind
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a guarente that i a time get liberated?
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Is there a guarente that i a time get liberated?

Or is it my choices that decide that? I would give a little different answer. You have to take a really deep dive into your samskaras and free yourself of them one by one. Such as about three years back I commented in this forum that trans people are sick. I was rebuked adequately and then decided ...
by No_Mind
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

Choosing the opposite sex or the gender one is attracted to can cause lust. For example,I noticed when I practice metta people are super nice to me.If I practiced it to the opposite sex they would also be nice to me but you can tell this can easily lapse into lust.While with the sex your not attrac...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

Could those men have worn a dress shirt in 38 C heat and 82% humidity? What did the British colonialists wear when they first came to India? Honestly? And you call yourself a Buddhist after making this slick comment about the most painful part of our history? I can't persuade others to boycott you ...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

it might turn in to romantic self based love and maybe bonding might happen and leading to moisture :twothumbsup: Moisture? What on earth are you talking about :? I grew up in the old-fashioned countryside where all adult men wore long pants and proper dress shirts throughout the whole year. That's...
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Re: Why no metta for opposite gender?

binocular wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:30 pm
I've found it to be a problem to think of or listen to semiclad men. In my contact with Buddhism, I've seen more semiclad men or more male bodies than before or outside of Buddhism, and more than I would like.
:?

Deep existential problem. I sympathize.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why no metta for opposite gender?
Replies: 44
Views: 828

Why no metta for opposite gender?

I came across this term by accident when looking for metta meditation in general. Lingavisabhāga - No metta for a person of opposite gender. Why? Can anyone shed any light. :? Found it here also but it says nothing about why https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/12414/metta-for-dead-father :n...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 909

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Viachh wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
No. Suicide implies indulging in an act that is designed to cease sending oxygen to the brain. Hence .. Nibbana is not suicide.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Clicking logo opens new tab
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Clicking logo opens new tab

It started again.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Clicking logo opens new tab
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Clicking logo opens new tab

Weird. It stopped doing that right after I posted. :?

This is like Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi.

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=31578

:? :?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Clicking logo opens new tab
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Clicking logo opens new tab

The renovated DW website opens a new browser tab when I click the website logo (above left) from thread in a sub-forum.

Clicking the logo is the only way to return to main landing page from any sub-forum (in absence of a Home tab). It should not open a new tab every time.


:namaste: